Hassocks residents create ‘perfect’ gift for newest royal addition

A group of creative residents have teamed up with a local business to create a present for the new royal baby which is due next month.

Sarah Brangwyn from Made and Making, ran a craft and sewing workshops from its studio in Hassocks and decided to create a quilt for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby.

Volunteers and contributors to the Royal baby's quilt

Volunteers and contributors to the Royal baby's quilt

She said: “We thought it would be a lovely idea for the Sussex community to make something for the new arrival.”

Sarah thought that a patchwork quilt would be the perfect project as everyone could work on a square each.

In all, 56 blocks were received including eight which were made by a girls attending the after-school sewing club.

Four volunteers, Vanessa, Andrea, Louise and Tanya, then helped assemble the quilt before taking it to The Quilt Room in Dorking where is was professionally quilted using their long arm machines.

“Everyone has really enjoyed taking part in the project” said one volunteer who added: “It has been so lovely to make a small part of such beautiful quilt which will hopefully become much loved”.